Bobby Lashley is out to prove that he can still be a force in MMA, and he’s just signed a three-year deal with Shark Fights in order to do so. It’s likely that he will make his promotional debut in November, although no opponent has been given.
The news comes courtesy of FoxSports.com.
“It’s going to be big for us,” said Shark Fights CEO Bud Brutsman. “When you’re a little organization you need to make some noise, and Bobby is the perfect one to make some noise. There is nobody better than him right now that’s out there. By signing Bobby were saying we’re willing to put our money out there to make it happen, and bring in and sign the bigger-name talent, and not just has-beens and nobodies.”
After losing to Chad Griggs at Strikeforce: Houston back in August 2010, Lashley returned to action this past March at Titan FC 17. Although he picked up a decision victory against John Ott, the former WWE champion was criticized for failing to put away a natural middleweight who entered the fight with a 8-7 record.
The 35-year-old heavyweight enlisted the help of fellow heavyweight Josh Barnett this past July in order to take his game to the next level.